Artist Katherine MacDonald places herself firmly in the painting tradition of her renowned parents, T.R. MacDonald and Rae Hendershot. Her main interest is painting portraits from life. In this episode of Art Waves she explains why she finds that so important. Topics: portraiture, painting
Peter Pona paints portraits. Penetrating portraits. If we tell you he is also Polish you will think we are playing a game of alliteration. But it is all true, and program #38 is powerful. We promise. Topics: portraiture, painting
Sylvia Simpson creates watercolour scenes of familiar places around Hamilton that owe something to the Sunday funny papers and something to the Group of Seven. In this interview she proves as lively and engaging as her work. Topics: painting, Hamilton, art, style
Gord Leverton is a man who knows how to paint the town. He paints engaging, Hopperesque streetscapes of Hamilton, which have the power to reinvent the way we see the place. In this interview he talks about his vision and his art. Topics: streetscapes, Hamilton, painting
Abstract painter, Frances Ward works in the grand old tradition of drip painters, but she incorporates found objects and litter to create surprisingly powerful visual statements about urban life. This is a conversation that will keep dripping in your memory long after you listen to it. Topics: painting, patterns, abstract art, found materials, drip painting
Renowned singer, painter and MAD Camp director Jude Johnson comes by the indi 101 studio to sing and talk and laugh and just generally wrap you around her little finger. Listen and be delighted! Topics: voice, music, painting, Jackie Washington
Jerry Farrell is a maker. He makes incredibly beautiful paintings; and he makes incredibly beautiful guitars. And since he learned to do all this on his own, that would make him a self-made man as well. Here is a fascinating conversation with a man for whom art and craft are inseparable. Topics: painting, guitars, luthier, craftsmanship, self-taught
Wesley W. Bates is an artist who is perhaps best known for his wood engravings. He has illustrated the work of such illustrious writers as Stephen Leacock, W.O. Mitchell and Wendell Berry. This interview will give you a clear and lasting picture of the timeless art of wood engraving. Topics: wood engraving, printing, painting, publishing, West Meadow Press, Thomas Bewick
Since the 1970s, Donna Ibing has been creating provocative art on the themes of gender and power and sexuality. This interview is filled with delightful surprises and revelations. Tune it in for an eye-opening perspective. No matter who you are, you are going to love this woman! Topics: art and feminism, feminist art, painting, installations, provocative art
Hamilton has several couples who have opened their homes to the arts, creating spaces where the community comes to celebrate and grow. Marlaise and David Laing Dawson opened the Gallery on the Bay a few years ago and they continue to host art openings, readings and concerts in an atmosphere of sophisticated beauty. But did you know they also make movies? Topics: art gallery, curating, film-making, writing, painting, hosting cultural events, collaboration
Catherine Gibbon is a highly respected painter whose landscapes of the Dundas Valley are immediately recognizable. Whether her subject is a disastrous fire or flowing clouds, Gibbon renders it with an eye for its beauty and its quiet drama. In this conversation she talks about her art as well as her teaching at the Dundas Valley School of Art. Topics: Catherine Gibbon, landscape artist, pastels, DVSA, Strings and Bones, painting outdoors
E. Robert Ross is known for his sharply vibrant paintings depicting Lake Ontario and the Niagara escarpment region, particularly Cootes Paradise. And that is fine with him. He never tires of painting this landscape. His goal is to take us to that third dimension where the physical and the spiritual meet. Topics: realism, landscapes, the DVSA, the Carnegie Gallery, McMaster Framers, architecture, photography...
Grazyna Ziolkowski loves creating clay monotypes and abstract paintings, among other things. From growing beans in her James St. North windowbox, she has begun The Bean Project, a fundraiser for two north end school breakfast projects. That's just one example of how her creativity and passion lead her outward to connect with community, and inward to explore the ideas with which her mind teems. Topics: The Bean Project, clay monotypes, abstract painting, the James St. North Art Crawl, Nick...